I love shopping in Witney, the little market town nearby. It’s really come as you are. Just finished mucking out the horses? Great, so have 50% of the people here, muddy wellies, jodhpurs, macs. Lunch break? For sure. Children in school uniforms, business people in their smart suits, it’s all good.
Let me tell you something though. Shopping while jet lagged is never a good idea. Shopping while jet lagged in a country market town at Christmas is probably the worst idea ever. Thank goodness it wasn’t a market morning or I would never have got out of there.
Actually I usually just pop into Witney, pick up groceries and pop right out, but today the store fronts were so shiny and sparkly and so full of lovely Christmas goodies that I took forever window shopping.
(Got to go back to Lakeland for those cute salt and pepper grinders.)
Took a little break at Costa, (the Oxfordshire equivalent of Sbux), and had a lovely London Fog. The special drink of the season is Black Forest Hot Chocolate. Couldn’t you just die?
Then on to Waitrose for groceries. I’m completely addicted to the Waitrose brand and who wouldn’t be with these wonderful labels.
So easy to whip up some lovely French lentils…
with some grilled veggies …
and pick up some of these cute mini marshmallows for hot chocolate for desert. And, of course my favorite Country Living magazine, December issue.
All set, now to drive home.